Miami Dolphins franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill will undergo season-ending ACL surgery and has been placed on the team’s injured reserve list, the team announced Saturday.
Tannehill re-injured his left knee during Thursday’s training camp practice last week, but an MRI reportedly revealed “no structural damage.” The Dolphins five-year veteran quarterback originally injured his left knee during the team’s Week 14 win over the Arizona Cardinals in December, and made the final decision to undergo reconstructive surgery Friday night with head coach Adam Gase, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.
Tannehill was coming off a career-year in his first season under Gase, completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 2,995 yards. The Dolphins 29-year-old quarterback is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in 2018.
While the Dolphins and Tannehill came to a decision regarding his knee injury Friday night, Miami’s front office and coaching staff have made it clear that they still intend to compete in 2017.
The Dolphins signed 11-year veteran Jay Cutler to a one-year deal on Monday, and the former Bears and Broncos quarterback knows he has a rare opportunity this upcoming season in South Beach.
“(He) didn’t come out of retirement to stand on the sidelines,” Gase said of Cutler Monday.